What is JEE Main?

The Joint Entrance Examination (Main), popularly known as JEE Main, is a National Level Entrance Exam conducted by the NTA to offer admission to BE/BTechBPlan and BArch courses at the NITs (National Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country. JEE Main is also the gateway for JEE advanced. Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Mains 2021 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes offered by IITs in India. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). Last year, 107 institutes participated in JoSAA Counselling.

JEE Main New Exam Date 2021

NTA will announce JEE Mains new exam date for April and May exam soon. JEE Main 2021 February and March exams are over JEE Main 2021 exam dates along with registration dates, Admit Card download date, Answer key release dates, Result Announcement dates, and counselling dates can be checked here for all four sessions. Candidates can check the important dates of JEE Main 2021 for the April session along with related dates from below.

  • Session 1: February 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2021 [Completed]
  • Session 2: March 16, 17 and 18, 2021  [Completed]
  • Session 3: April 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2021 [Postponed]
  • Session 4: May 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2021  [Postponed]

JEE Main 2021 Syllabus

NTA has released JEE Main syllabus 2021 for Paper 1 and 2 on the website jeemain.nta.nic.in. Candidates can check here JEE Main March 2021 syllabus to prepare for the exam. This year, the authority has separated B.Plan from the B.Arch exam. The JEE Mains syllabus 2021 remains unchanged but there is a change in the exam pattern with candidates getting a choice of 15 optional questions.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Centres

Following are a few details related to JEE Main Exam Centres 

  • Candidates will be given an option to select any four cities of their choice as test centres while applying for JEE Main 2021. NTA will conduct the ethe examination in 331 cities throughout the country and abroad.
  • NTA has released the final allotment of the JEE Main 2021 exam cities for students on the admit card who have registered for the exam. To check the exam city allotted to them, candidates will need their login details along with JEE Main 2021 application number and date of birth.
  • Please note that the decision of the NTA regarding the allotment of centre, date, and shift will be final. No correspondence or request will be entertained in such a case.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

Below are some of the important items that the candidates should or should not carry to the JEE Main 2021 test centre. Also given are the documents that candidates must bring to the examination centre without which they will not be allowed to appear in the exam. Read more

What to carry on Exam Day?

The test-takers will be provided with a pencil and a sheet for any rough work they do. However, candidates are advised to carry a pen or a pencil for the test.

Items allowed within exam centre:

  • Admit card: This is a mandatory document without which candidates will not be allowed to take JEE Main 2021. Candidates will have to carry a printed copy of admit card downloaded from NTA’s website along with the Undertaking duly signed
  • Sanitiser: Candidates have to carry a 50 ml sanitiser bottle
  • BallPoint Pen: This time candidates have to carry a ballpoint pen to the exam hall
  • Masks & Gloves: Candidates have to wear masks and gloves while in the examination hall
  • Photograph: Candidates are also requested to carry one passport size photograph to the test centre. This should be the same as uploaded while filling the online application form. The photograph needs to be pasted on a specific space in the attendance sheet at the examination hall
  • Transparent water bottle: Candidates have to carry one transparent water bottle
  • Photo ID: Authorised photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) too will be required at the exam centre. You can carry your Aadhaar Card in case you are asked for a photo ID. If you do not have one, then carry any valid Photo ID along with your admit card.
  • Certificates: PWD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming relaxation under PwD category.

What not to do on exam day?

  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam hall without the permission of the Centre Superintendent or the Invigilator concerned.
  • No candidate will be allowed to carry any eatables, tea or coffee in the examination hall during exam hours.
  • Smoking and eating are strictly prohibited in the examination room.
  • Diabetic students will be allowed to carry eatables like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry any packed foods like candy/chocolate/sandwich.

JEE Main 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2021 will consist of three papers. Each paper will be of three hours. NTA JEE Main 2021 question paper will include both multiple-choice questions as well as numerical based questions. Check important highlights of the exam pattern below.

Changes in JEE Main Exam Pattern

The NTA has changed the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, check the table below to know the latest changes in the exam pattern. 

JEE Main Question Papers

The conducting authority has released the official JEE Main 2021 question papers for BE/BTech, BArch and B Planning for the exams held during February and March session. Candidates can download the JEE Main question papers available in pdf format during the specified duration through login. Along with practising from the question papers, candidates must also take the mock test regularly.

JEE Main 2021 Mock Test

JEE Main 2021 mock test at the practice centres will be made available by the NTA. The mock tests can be accessed by all JEE Main 2021 aspirants. Candidates can practice regularly by taking the mock test as well as preparing from previous years’ question papers.

Steps to take the online JEE Main 2021 Mock Test at NTA’s website are given below:

Step-1: Visit the official website of NTA

Step-2: Navigate to the “Mock Test” link given at the top of the homepage

Step-3: Submit the required credentials and agree to the instructions

Step-4: On successful submission of the correct credentials, candidates can begin JEE Main 2021 Mock test online

JEE Main 2021 Answer Key

The JEE Main 2021 official answer keys along with the question paper and response sheets will be released on the official website. Candidates can challenge the answer keys within the given timelines.

The memory-based answer key and solutions of NTA JEE Main 2021 will be released by various coaching institutes. Candidates who have appeared in the test can download and match their answers to the questions marked in the exam and calculate the probable scores.

JEE Main 2021 Result

The NTA will declare JEE Main result 2021 for all four sessions on the official website.

  • Candidates can access their results by entering their date of birth and roll number
  • The result contains the scores of the candidates obtained in the entrance test
  • Along with the declaration of the JEE 2021 result, NTA will release the scorecard in online mode
  • The scorecard consists of name, category, roll number, date of birth, state code eligibility, category and nationality, subject-wise NTA scores, etc. The conducting authority will declare the rank list for each category
  • There will be two types of rank lists – All India Rank and Category Rank

JEE Main 2021 Cut off

JEE Main 2021 cutoff will be declared by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). The authority releases two types of cutoffs: JEE Main admission cutoff and qualifying cutoff. Admission cutoff is different from JEE Main qualifying cut off. While admission cut off is released by JoSAA for admissions to participating institutes, qualifying JEE Main cut off is the minimum score that JEE 2021 aspirants need to secure to be eligible for JEE Advanced. Below are the previous years’ admission cutoffs released by JoSAA.

Determining factors for JEE Main cutoff:

  • Previous years’ cutoff
  • Total candidates appearing in the exam
  • Total number of seats available
  • The difficulty level of the exam